The Northwest Paddling Festival is the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. It is held at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah in early May and features all types of watercrafts from sea kayaking to stand-up paddling. This festival brings sports retailers, manufacturers and athletes together in one location.
During the course of the two-day celebration of paddle sports, attendees can demo boats, take kayak tours, attend seminars and check out the latest in gear and accessories from the more than 60 paddle sports businesses.
We had attended this festival last year and had fun trying various canoes in the lake. So we made it a point to keep a track of the event this year too. And we attended it this year again as it makes a good start for summer.
We stayed beyond 5:00 PM when officially the festival ends and the retailers pack all their kayaks and prepare to leave. We roamed for a while, clicked few pictures and headed on our way back home. This was a wonderful start of summer.